Remi in St. Petersburg - 5 April, 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 50-51:

In the evening I had a great and unexpected pleasure. [quoted from the author's diary:] “Remi had again invited me to play duetts with him, and to day I was able to bring him a new one of my composition. After we had played this through for the second time, he embraced me and said: You must change violins with me, so that we may possess a souvenir of each other! I was overcome with surprise and joy; for his violin had long pleased me better than my own. But as it was a genuine Guarneri, and at least worth as much again as mine, I felt obliged to decline his offer. He, however, would …   more >>
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Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 50-51. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg



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Remi’s reaction to Spohr’s playing performed by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 April, 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:41:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:29:03 +0000